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15 November 2008

Stories from 15 November 2008

Peru: President Refuses to Answer Questions from Media Outlet

The blog Pepitas writes about journalist Vilma Escalante claims that Peruvian President Alan García refused to answer her questions because she works the newspaper La Primera, which he called an...

El Salvador: Downtown San Salvador Becoming Pedestrian Walkways

In El Salvador, David Mejia takes a shopping trip to downtown San Salvador where he writes that some of the streets are fast becoming pedestrian walkways [es] due to the...

Mexico: The Death of Paco Ignacio Taibo I

El Nahual of México Para Los Mexicanos [es] mourns the death of Paco Ignacio Taibo I, who was a Mexican writer and historian. He also founded the Culture section of...

Bangladesh: Bullish Trend In Garments Trade

:: Maverick Tanvir's Journal :: reports that Bangladesh’s ready-made garments export, the main foreign currency earner of the country, is getting stronger despite the recession in the developed world.

Argentina: Wordcamp 2008 in Buenos Aires

The second edition of Wordcamp Argentina recently took place in Buenos Aires, and which again featured the presence of Matt Mullenweg, Wordpress' main developer. Here he previewed the changes in...

DR Congo: Video call for action

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has flared up once again: 10 years of tension, on-and-off warfare and violence have taken their toll on the population, who...

Lingua: The Making of a Global Online Translation Project

Ever wonder how to get dozens of people to work together over the internet to collaborate on translations to multiple languages? In nearly two years Global Voices Lingua translation community...

Iran: Professors against Plagiarism

A group of Iranian professors in cooperation with colleagues at other universities, have launched a blog called [fa] Professors against Plagiarism. They are asking university colleagues everywhere to join and...

Syria: No for Sunni/Shiaa Divisions, We're Muslims!

Feras [AR] comments on the so called “Shia-Sunni conflict” in the region. He says that this conflict is not only due to Zionists and Americans’ policies in the region, but...

Syria: Love is in Stuttgart

Forget politics, Obama or the economic crisis. The new buzz in the Syrian blogosphere is about love. Mariyah, a Syrian blogger from Damascus, has been playing with the hearts of...

Nagorno Karabakh: Peacebuilding Goes Online

With stereotypes and alternate and usually contradictory as well as inaccurate perceptions of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh still prevalent in both...

China: Too much time online? You got psychosis.

Facebook, twitter, blog, facebook, email, online game, then blog, how long have you stayed online? If you have stared at your computer screen and clutched your mouse for over 6.13...

Armenia: Zucchero, Planet X Concert Reviews

As part of her continuing updates on life in the Armenian capital, local blogger La Vida – los WatcheRos includes accounts of two concerts by foreign musicians she saw perform...

Poland: Racist Flyers Given to Children in a Catholic Church

One of the Catholic churches in Poznań, Poland's fifth largest city, generated a lot of online buzz yesterday, when the media published articles about a religious flyer printed by a...

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